Does anyone else think the Beatles were overrated?
John Lennon also. Paul McCartney needs to start acting his age, there is something not right about an old man wearing converses.
- Colin WholiganLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here are just a few of the many reasons why The Beatles aren't overrated:
The Beatles inspired other artists and bands to write their own songs,They changed the artist/producer relationship in the studio,They changed the way music was made in the studio,They made an impact on pop culture that's being felt even as we speak,They made it fashionable for men to have long hair,They changed the way people perceive rock groups by not having the standard front man with backing group,They redefined what it meant to be an international celebrity,They inspired other musicians to use certain instruments and music companies to make instruments,They inspired other bands and artists to speak their minds about the relevant issues of the day,They helped to change the perception of the rock album from being a collection of songs to a work of art,They unofficially made english the language of rock and roll(thus inspiring many overseas musicians to learn english),Lennon and McCartney were among the 1st songwriters to have a stake in the publishing of their songs,They helped to inspire other rock groups to create their own record labels,They brought the music of india to the west by being the 1st Western musical act to use Indian instruments on their records,They were the ones who created music videos(though other artists like Queen,MJ,and Duran Duran perfected the art form.They used the blueprints the beatles drew up!),One of the 1st acts to take a stand for civil rights
Need i go on...
I think this quote from The Compleat Beatles says it better than I ever could:"It must be stoically accepted that The Beatles were in the end a phenomenon of the 60's,the 70's and beyond were only to feel their influence."
It's been almost 50 years since The Beatles came out and 40 years since they broke up and The Beatles are still remembered,talked about,and still influencing artists to this day!
Now to elaborate on how The Beatles took a stand on civil rights:In September of 1964,The Beatles were giving a concert in Jacksonville,FL at The Gator Bowl,Well word had gotten out to The Beatles that the audience at the concert was going to be segregated,Well The Beatles and Brian Epstein sent a letter to the venue owners stating that if this was the case that they could have their money back and that The Beatles would boycott the performance,Of course racially separating the audience was never planned,but it said a lot about The Beatles to take such a stand!Also on that same tour,at a stop in Philadelphia,The Beatles were dismayed to find the entire audience for that show(13,000)were all white!
Now to those that say The Beatles are overrated:Put that in your pipes and smoke it!
- 1 decade ago
You have to look at them in the context of the music at the time.They bridged the gap between rock and roll and modern music and you needed to live in those times to fully appreciate their works which were quite extensive and diverse
- 1 decade ago
HECK NO!! the beatles are way better than some of todays music
- VoltLv 51 decade ago
are you going to wear slippers all the time when your older and just give up? The beatles made groundbreaking music at the time. they deserve some credit as they were top writers
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- MaddieLv 41 decade ago
You're an idiot. They are music gods. McCartney/Lennon is were the best music duo known to mankind.Source(s): Beatles Forever <3
- Johnny M.Lv 61 decade ago
Nope. Still the greatest band of all time in my humble opinion.
- FrankLv 41 decade ago
Says who !?
- caseyLv 51 decade ago
How about the size of Ringo's honker.. if it was full of dimes you would have enough for a new car.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No way are they overrated, perhaps under appreciated by some of today's younger folks.
- ?Lv 51 decade ago
Not at all. MJ was though. The beatles are rated just fine. They deserve all acclaim they receive.